La Roche University is excited to announce that nine Redhawks were named to this year's AMCC All-Conference Team. Joe Professori was named AMCC Player of the Year and to the AMCC All-Conference First Team. Shane Roebuck, Jonathan Spina, Jake Seymour and Tre Thomas were named to the AMCC All-Conference First Team. Travis Holman, Hudson Novak, Austin Hoffman, and Troy Kifer were named to the AMCC All-Conference Third Team.
Second baseman Joe Professori enters this year's NCAA Regional as the AMCC Player of the Year. Professori led the AMCC in hits, home runs, and total bases, ranked second in runs, batting average, and slugging percentage, third in RBIs, fourth in at bats, and seventh in on base percentage.
Professori is one of the most accomplished players in Redhawk history. Earlier this season, Professori broke the school's all-time hits record and over the weekend he became the school's all-time leader in RBIs. He also has the sixth longest on-base streak in NCAA Division III history.
Professori is now a four-time AMCC All-Conference performer. He is an All-Region performer, and along with fellow First Teamers Shane Roebuck and Jonathan Spina, a four-time AMCC Regular Season and Tournament Champion, a NCAA Mideast Regional Champion and World Series participant. He was also named AMCC Player of the Week.
Roebuck earns a spot on the All-Conference Team after appearing on the Second Team last season and the Third Team in 2017. Roebuck was a valuable contributor on the offensive and defensive ends. He ranked in the AMCC top 10 in doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs, total bases, sacrifice flies, and slugging percentage and over the weekend tied the school's career home run record. He ranked second in the AMCC in runners caught stealing and helped the pitching staff rank second in ERA. He was also named AMCC Player of the Week.
Spina is on the All-Conference First Team for the second straight year. He was also an All-Region peformer last season. Spina led the AMCC in at bats and hits and ranked in the top 10 in runs, doubles, triples, total bases, sacrifice hits, stolen bases, and batting average.
Tre Thomas is on the AMCC All-Conference First Team for the second straight season. Thomas led the AMCC in ERA, ranked second in shutouts, third in strikeouts, fifth in starts, and sixth in innings pitched. Thomas was also the AMCC Pitcher of the Year, an All-American, and All-Region in 2018.
Seymour was the top reliever in the conference and makes the AMCC All-Conference First Team. Seymour led the AMCC in appearances and was 3-1 with 1 save and a 3.09 ERA. He also ranked eighth in the AMCC in strikeouts and struck out 10.54 per game.
Holman makes the AMCC All-Conference Third Team in his first year with the Redhawks. He led the AMCC in starts, innings pitched, and strikeouts. He ranked second in shutouts, third in starts, and fourth in wins. He was named the AMCC Pitcher of the Week twice.
Novak is on the AMCC All-Conference Third Team after being named the AMCC Newcomer of the Year in 2018. Novak led the league in walks and ranked ninth in RBIs.
Hoffman is on the AMCC All-Conference Third Team. Hoffman was one of the top players in the AMCC, ranking in the AMCC top 10 in plate appearances, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, total bases, walks, and on base percentage. He was just as valuable on the defensive end, leading the AMCC in assists and double plays.
Kifer had a strong debut season with the Redhawks, earning a spot on the AMCC All-Conference Third Team. Kifer ranked eighth in the AMCC in at bats and provided two walk off hits for La Roche.